“MyDC” Series ~ Assistant Secretary Marie Royce visits Georgetown University
My name is Marie Royce, and I’m the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. Welcome back to “My DC,” where I get to show some of my very favorite places around the nation’s capital. In honor of International Education Week, today I’m on the campus of an American university, Georgetown. U.S. universities across America support our international exchanges. Like The Fulbright Program, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, the English Language Fellow Program, and the Sports Envoy Program. In fact, Erin Dickerson, the Georgetown Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach, recently traveled to Benin as a Sports Envoy. This year, over 300,000 American college students studied abroad, and over one million international students came to the United States to seek higher education. With 4700 accredited higher education institutions across the country, the United States truly is a top destination for international students. I hope you enjoyed my visit to Georgetown, and as always, let me know where you’d like me to go next. Happy International Education Week!